Dr. Doug Henley, the Chief Executive Officer of the AAFP, has announced that he will step down and retire from the AAFP effective August 1st, 2020, marking twenty years leading Family Medicine’s largest organization. A native of Hope Mills, NC, Dr. Henley served as President of the NCAFP from 1987 to 1989. In a statement by the AAFP announcing the decision, AAFP Board Chair Dr. Michael Munger noted that Henley will remain at the helm until next August while a national search is conducted, and a leadership transition is completed.
Prior to serving the AAFP as Executive Vice President, Dr. Henley served on the AAFP Board of Directors from 1991-97, and as president from 1995 to 1996. He was the first practicing family physician to be named executive vice president and the first AAFP past-president and board chair to serve in that position.